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PETER BELL  |  FRIDAY, 13 APR 2007
Further analysis of the labour force data released from the ABS yesterday shows a continuance of the trend of the last year for the full-time employment market to grow significantly while the part-time one has softened considerably. There was net loss ...
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PETER BELL  |  THURSDAY, 12 APR 2007
Labour force data released from the ABS today shows that over the last month there was a 10.5 per cent increase in employment in Australia in seasonally adjusted terms so that on an annual basis there was a 2.7 per cent growth in the national workforce. ...
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PETER BELL  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 APR 2007
Sentiment in the Australian economy has recently fallen slightly after the previous significantly positive lift with the National Australia Bank Business Confidence Survey indicating a decrease by 2 points to a score of 10 in the last month. Business ...
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PETER BELL  |  TUESDAY, 10 APR 2007
Federal Treasurer Peter Costello has raised the issue of the tax treatment of Private Equity firms operating in Australia noting a concern that the increasing level of corporate activity in the private equity space could mean the associated higher levels ...
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PETER BELL  |  THURSDAY, 5 APR 2007
Following the announcement by the US that it would impose tariffs on imported paper products from China after its research had shown that they were being subsidized by 10-20 per cent, trade negotiations have become more urgent as key players perceive ...
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PETER BELL  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 APR 2007
The much awaited Reserve Bank of Australia announcement of interest rates was made this morning after their monthly meeting yesterday. The RBA decided not to raise the cash rate from 6.25 per cent. This will cause the weight of opinion for an interest ...
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PETER BELL  |  TUESDAY, 3 APR 2007
Further analysis of retail trade data released yesterday shows that in addition to the increase of 0.9 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis for February, the data indicated that the rise over the last year has been a healthy 6.8 per cent. While the ...
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PETER BELL  |  MONDAY, 2 APR 2007
Some key data that the Reserve Bank of Australia will need for its decision on the next interest rate move, being retail trade activity, has just been released and it shows the January rebound of a revised 0.8 per cent which is nearly as high as its ...
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PETER BELL  |  THURSDAY, 29 MAR 2007
Just released ABS Jobs vacancies data shows that in the year to February there were 12.8 per cent more vacancies on a trend basis and this in addition to the highest wage growth in a decade and more bouyant housing market and consumer demand data suggests ...
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PETER BELL  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 MAR 2007
In a report surveying 19 core industry groups and 7,426 employers in Australia, recruitment and talent management company Hudson found that a net 34 per cent of employers expect to increase staff numbers over the forthcoming second quarter of 2007. ...
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